These details are not confirmed. He was born and lived in West Bromwich. There is no proven connection with Ockbrook & Borrowash.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Service No: 13972
Date of Death: 26/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. O. 12.
Cemetery: BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3
Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Name: Elijah Simpkins
Birth Place: West Bromwich, Staffs
Residence: West Bromwich, Staffs
Death Date: 26-Apr-18
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Derby
Regiment: Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Regimental Number: 13972
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre